28641Re: New 8" system works (was Lobo floppy drives)
- Dec 14, 2012--- In email@example.com, Richard Cini <rich.cini@...> wrote:
>Why is that? I'm wondering why does a "SD" head care if it's a DD or SD disk?
> All --
> Today I was able to get my 8" Lobo drives working with my IMSAI. Whoo Hoo!
> What was giving me fits was that the drives weren't going "ready". Where I
> went wrong was that I was using DSDD disks for testing and not SSSD disks. I
> figured that the sides wouldn't matter but I was mistaken in thinking that
> the DD disks were backward-usable on the SD drives. Once I dug out SSSD Type
> 1 disks, everything worked. Yea!
I'm not doubting this, just wondering why.
I remember the days of DOS and how 360K disks (formatted on a 360K Drive) didn't work (for the most part) on 1.2M drives. The 1.2M drives were suppose to be able to be backward compatible with those DSDD 5.25 disks. Right?
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